A Wawa run for hoagies and coffee no longer has to include physically stepping into one of the beloved Philadelphia-area convenience stores.
On Friday morning, Wawa opened its first-ever drive-thru location in South Jersey. The store will offer the normal food, gasoline and other items you get at a regular Wawa.
Wally Goose, local leaders and Wawa representatives took part in a coronavirus-friendly, socially-distanced cutting of a very long ribbon at the store located at 570 Rancocas Road in Westampton, Burlington County.
By midday, drivers were grabbing their orders.
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"I'm gonna use the drive-thru more.. I love it," said first-day customer Nicole Hill from Willingboro.
Wawa first announced plans for the drive-thru store over the summer, noting that while it is being born out of the coronavirus pandemic that they would use the new layout in long term plans.
In its news release announcing the grand opening, Wawa explained what customers should expect:
"...The store is a traditional full-service format with fuel, equipped with a custom drive-thru experience of two-lanes, separate order points with digital menu boards including a QR scan menu option and one point of pay and pick up window."
Don't plan on late-night runs to the drive-thru Wawa as it will only operate between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. daily. There will, however, be the first-ever $7.99 combo meals featuring a signature hoagie, side and beverage.
This is only the beginning for drive-thru Wawas. A Bucks County location is also expected to open at some point.